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by Wookee
Thu 26 May, 2016 18:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hood protector and proofer
Replies: 14
Views: 1735

Re: Hood protector and proofer

My roof used to soak in the rain so that the whole car felt sort of heavy and damp inside. Taking advice from here and elsewhere I used Milton fluid diluted and a scrubbing brush to get the algae off, then I washed it with Johnsons Baby Bath then I waterproofed it with a tent waterproofer and the ro...
by Wookee
Thu 26 May, 2016 18:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Z3 FB group
Replies: 15
Views: 1382

Re: New Z3 FB group

I've always found forums far more use than FB pages for my purposes. I'm sure there are many people who prefer it the other way round so each to their own I suppose. I only have an FB account because I play Candy Crush....the account isn't even in my name and I know none of the 600 'friends' I have ...
by Wookee
Sat 07 May, 2016 08:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Missing Fuel Breather Valve?
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Re: Missing Fuel Breather Valve?

Did you search on your specific VIN number on realoem? This is part of the Evap system and by (environmental) country regulations there can be differences in cars built for specific markets The location of these parts is also different for 4 and 6 cyl engines. What engine do you have? I did search ...
by Wookee
Thu 28 Apr, 2016 18:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Missing Fuel Breather Valve?
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Missing Fuel Breather Valve?

In the quest to resolve my over-fuelling problem, that comes with a smell of petrol, my attention turned to my charcoal canister. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1618/26418937510_c37404d569_z.jpg IMG_20160428_115234525 I took the part number from OEM and found one online. https://farm2.staticflickr.c...
by Wookee
Tue 19 Apr, 2016 08:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 695

Re: Newbie

Hello.... I think neglected Z3's are the best kind....but then I'm biased :lol:. When you say 'water leak' do you mean engine or hood?
by Wookee
Fri 08 Apr, 2016 13:02
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 22003

Re: Cinders

Thanks for the tip, but I have no symptoms of this as there is no smoke at any time and no oil consumption to speak of. In fact, the oil level increased :shock: , but that was due to the fuel addition. The CCV has been changed and oil and filter has been done now. I won't be driving it too much for ...
by Wookee
Thu 07 Apr, 2016 15:44
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 22003

Re: Cinders

The injection specialist had the car for a couple of days, but the injectors were never inspected. Instead what he found was that the CCV, that I bought from BMW, was "blown apart" and not working. He then carried out an emissions test, followed by a road test then the emissions again and he got no ...
by Wookee
Thu 07 Apr, 2016 08:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cleaning green mould off soft top and rubber components
Replies: 24
Views: 5932

Re: Cleaning green mould off soft top and rubber components

My roof looked like the one above until I followed an online tip and used Milton fluid diluted 1 part to 5 parts hot water and then worked in with a scrubbing brush. I then used diluted Johnsons baby bath to clean it afterwards and then about three coats of waterproofer. I have a jet black, clean an...
by Wookee
Fri 01 Apr, 2016 20:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front end rebuild
Replies: 7
Views: 1161

Re: Front end rebuild

I can't say I've heard of them, but I'll be very interested to know how your rebuild goes as I'll be doing something similar next winter....got the rear to do first.
by Wookee
Thu 31 Mar, 2016 18:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seats / backache
Replies: 19
Views: 2313

Re: Seats / backache

I think there is definitely something to be said about thigh support. I'm 6'5" and just fit in the Z3, but it is comfortable for me to drive long distances and I think this has something to do with the angle I sit in it. On the other hand my wife has a TT and that gives me backache after about 50 mi...
by Wookee
Tue 29 Mar, 2016 19:26
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 22003

Re: Cinders

Today I bit the bullet and booked Cinders in to a local injection specialist for a check over as it'll probably end up cheaper than trying to hunt down the problem myself :shrug. Besides which I suspect an injector or three might be at fault anyway so they would end up having to be checked.
by Wookee
Fri 25 Mar, 2016 12:58
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 22003

Re: Cinders

So, back to my fuelling issues. I took the car for a run up to Rutland Water last Sunday and it ran sweetly with the fuel consumption looking better after the Terraclean. Alas I fear this isn't the end :(. There was very little traffic on my drive and I took it easy on more or less motorways, but wh...
by Wookee
Tue 22 Mar, 2016 21:04
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Hi new member with fuel comsumption fault
Replies: 14
Views: 2208

Re: Hi new member with fuel comsumption fault

I'll be watching for your results..... :rtm: I've had a terraclean done on mine and went on a long journey on Sunday but I'm not too sure the clean has solved my issues :head:. Fortunately, the long journey took me to a Z3 meet where someone more knowledgeable than I has suggested having a look at m...
by Wookee
Fri 18 Mar, 2016 15:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: rear antiroll bar links
Replies: 9
Views: 1289

Re: rear antiroll bar links

Hi Wookee.He did well.I recall Mike Fishwick describing it as a chinese puzzle. Have you managed to get it back on as don't forget it now has the drop links attached which will make the job even more of a puzzle. It went on just as easily, you do have to bend it ever so slightly and you do have to ...
by Wookee
Fri 18 Mar, 2016 07:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: rear antiroll bar links
Replies: 9
Views: 1289

Re: rear antiroll bar links

Acousticplayer wrote:HaHa who or what is your uncle Tony,no way is that bar flexible :shock:
When it's all disconnected there is enough flex in it to bend it slightly to get it out without removing anything else (apart from the spare wheel).
by Wookee
Thu 17 Mar, 2016 21:13
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 22003

Re: Cinders

most cars our age benefit from a new throttle cable anyway - the difference in bite and response is very notiable and at £25 ish from BMW (memory not what it was) its not an expensive job I did have a new cable ready to replace the existing one, but there was nothing wrong with the cable itself- ju...
by Wookee
Thu 17 Mar, 2016 17:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: rear antiroll bar links
Replies: 9
Views: 1289

Re: rear antiroll bar links

I had a good go at fitting mine with the bar still on but it wasn't happening. I (well Uncle Tony) managed to get the bar off without removing the spare wheel carrier or the exhaust. He remembered that the bar is actually a spring so is pretty flexible :)
by Wookee
Thu 17 Mar, 2016 17:23
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 22003

Re: Cinders

I filled up just before going or the Terraclean and got 24mpg :(, but there was a bit of mucking about with the engine during this tankful and I also changed the CCV hose and MAF boot very recently so would expect an increase just due to that. They did the clean and didn't mention anything untoward ...
by Wookee
Tue 15 Mar, 2016 19:01
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 22003

Re: Cinders

bertiejaffa wrote:What MPG do you reckon you are actually getting?
I use Fuelly so I know exactly what I get- 28mpg driving like a granny on tranquilisers and 22mpg driving in a semi-spirited fashion. :shock:
by Wookee
Tue 15 Mar, 2016 08:11
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 22003

Re: Cinders

Ok, if you say fuel injector pulse widths are according to ECU tables, then I am guessing that injectors are bad or misaligned cams. But that's just wild guess. Others things should throw some error codes IMHO. I haven't looked at them for a couple of weeks, but I don't think the fuel injector puls...
by Wookee
Mon 14 Mar, 2016 17:46
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 22003

Re: Cinders

I don't know if it's possible with your ECU, but with MS41 I could use free software RomRaider with OBD2 data cable you already have which allows to log various data from car sensors in real time and check what's happening. Like air flow, fuel trim, coolant temp, etc. And then I could look at the t...
by Wookee
Sun 13 Mar, 2016 16:44
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 22003

Re: Cinders

The fuel situation hasn't improved with driving it this week....even though I have been 'pressing on' on some days on others I have been driving more sensibly and the fuel gauge is still dropping very quickly. I think I'm going to give Terraclean a go this coming week to see if that helps any. :shrug
by Wookee
Sat 12 Mar, 2016 20:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.8 power loss - help required!
Replies: 9
Views: 991

Re: Z3 2.8 power loss - help required!

When you removed your exhaust did you replace the manifold gasket? I'd start there if you didn't.....
by Wookee
Fri 11 Mar, 2016 15:09
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Hi new member with fuel comsumption fault
Replies: 14
Views: 2208

Re: Hi new member with fuel comsumption fault

Thanks for the replies. I had 10 minutes spare so whipped the bellows off, they appear to be good and free from cracks, hopefully I'll get a chance to check other bits over the weekend. Wookee you put me too shame with the amount of work you have done to Cinders in a short space of time. Keep up th...
by Wookee
Wed 09 Mar, 2016 19:22
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Hi new member with fuel comsumption fault
Replies: 14
Views: 2208

Re: Hi new member with fuel comsumption fault

Hmmm... I've been chasing a very similar problem for the past couple of months and think I may have sorted it, but I won't be sure until I've driven mine for a bit....I just haven't had the time to drive it :(. Essentially it often comes down to air- too much of it in the wrong place making the sens...
by Wookee
Sun 06 Mar, 2016 18:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS sensors.
Replies: 12
Views: 1218

Re: ABS sensors.

bertiejaffa wrote: Hi Wookee - do you have the link to the rear ones you fitted?

Her you go

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/371505800139? ... EBIDX%3AIT
by Wookee
Sun 06 Mar, 2016 13:34
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 22003

Re: Cinders

My 2.0l has upgraded rear speakers and they sound mint to be fair - not expensive ones either, I've seen them in Hlafords - you'll see them on the journal under my sig. It might well have been your journal I was reading that gave me the idea to look in Halfords for the ICE. I quite like their range...
by Wookee
Sun 06 Mar, 2016 13:28
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 22003

Re: Cinders

deni2s wrote:
Wookee wrote: Did you check your CCV hose? :?:
Nope. Where to find it on US M52B28 and Euro M52B28 (and does it have a CCV?)?
No idea where it would be, but I'm pretty sure they will have one. :shrug
by Wookee
Sun 06 Mar, 2016 13:26
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 22003

Re: Cinders

Bonzo wrote:I don't listen to the radio or cd's that often when out in Z3lda. The best music comes from under the bonnet and out of the exhaust pipes.
I'm with you on that :D, I usually turn it off whenever the roof is down (which it is every time it's dry 8-) )
by Wookee
Sat 05 Mar, 2016 09:48
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 22003

Re: Cinders

Hopefully the fuel smell will be paranoia - Sounds are always important, the speakers aren't the best to be fair, especially without the HK set up but a good headhunt will make a big difference Headhunt :shock: :shock: (great typo :lol:) A couple of ICE specialists I've spoken to say that the speak...
by Wookee
Fri 04 Mar, 2016 19:59
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 22003

Re: Cinders

I had a little drive in the sunshine today just to test things out and it's all sounding and feeling good. I'm a bit paranoid about any fuel smell and think I might still be able to smell some but I'm not certain :puzzle: I've seen elsewhere that it might happen if the fuel tank isn't sitting right ...
by Wookee
Fri 04 Mar, 2016 19:44
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 22003

Re: Cinders

deni2s wrote:I really love to see that things are going better :)
Thanks. Did you check your CCV hose? :?:
by Wookee
Thu 03 Mar, 2016 20:16
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 22003

Re: Cinders

So the DISA arrived today, in one piece, and I set about swapping them over which unfortunately isn't as simple as it looks as you have to move some other things out of the way to pull it ou all the way. I did get it out far enough to examine it and it's in the same condition as the replacement with...
by Wookee
Thu 03 Mar, 2016 20:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: what wind deflector do I need? 1997 p reg car no hoops
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: what wind deflector do I need? 1997 p reg car no hoops

If you click my signature below and look at the 5th post on Page 4 this might well explain which one you need.
by Wookee
Tue 01 Mar, 2016 17:38
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 22003

Re: Cinders

As I was taking a photo of something else thought I'd take this one too. This is from an M43TU engine and the CCV is circled with an arrow pointing at the other end of the hose where it goes into the rocker cover. You can see where I have tied it to the other hose. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/148...
by Wookee
Tue 01 Mar, 2016 17:30
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Battery/ Hazard warning light problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1565

Re: Battery/ Hazard warning light problem

When you order the grommets you have to order both the above and below ones and make sure when you put them in that they are seated properly. They are about £7 each from BMW and the part numbers are 65.21.8.411.561 and 562. Sounds like you may be getting to know Eric in the parts dept at Stephen Jam...
by Wookee
Tue 01 Mar, 2016 17:20
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Battery/ Hazard warning light problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1565

Re: Battery/ Hazard warning light problem

Hello again, Hazards not coming on today. Car has been used more.Going to get battery tested. Looked in boot on nearside to find that aerial is leaking water and have ordered a new grommet. Am I right in thinking that the tilt switch should be mounted by the aerial ? There isn't one. There is a spa...
by Wookee
Tue 01 Mar, 2016 16:55
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 22003

Re: Cinders

You are scaring me. I will have to drive in the morning to work in my recently purchased 19 years old z3 I never checked any valves and not sure about previous owners too and now I have to look at this... And I haven't checked myself any valves on the other roadster the same age in 7 years of ownin...
by Wookee
Tue 01 Mar, 2016 16:51
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 22003

Re: Cinders

Very easy to change on the 4-pot. I've changed both my DISA (noisy and making loud clicking) and the CCV valve. Cars like mine (1998) are getting old and just need bits of renovation doing from time to time. Much as I would like to change my DISA valve the one that was on its way to me has been bro...
by Wookee
Tue 01 Mar, 2016 16:49
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 22003

Re: Cinders

Where is the CCV on a 1.9 1997 engine located? good advice I would guess Soputhernboy's link has helped you here? I think we have different engines (mine is an M43TU) so they are placed slightly differently, but easy to find- you should have a rubber hose coming out from the top of your rocker cove...
by Wookee
Mon 29 Feb, 2016 20:17
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Battery/ Hazard warning light problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1565

Re: Battery/ Hazard warning light problem

Doublebass wrote:Winchmore Hill. Norf 21!
I'm in Cheshunt so very close if you need a code reader or anything else. Just PM me. :thumb:
by Wookee
Mon 29 Feb, 2016 20:16
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 22003

Re: Cinders

Very bored waiting for the DISA valve to get here from Norn Iron so decided to see how bad my crankcase valve was by opening it and the hose up. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1603/25383724965_28c7b2518b.jpg IMG_20160229_195909766 You can see it has a light coating and is in fact perfectly serviceab...
by Wookee
Mon 29 Feb, 2016 20:08
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Battery/ Hazard warning light problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1565

Re: Battery/ Hazard warning light problem

Whereabouts in London are you? Norf or Sarf :) ?
by Wookee
Mon 29 Feb, 2016 19:52
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Battery/ Hazard warning light problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1565

Re: Battery/ Hazard warning light problem

I'm sure an expert will be along in a minute....but to me it sounds like your alarm is going off with the sounder disconnected if you see what I mean? Have you got a code reader?
by Wookee
Sat 27 Feb, 2016 20:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 hardtop purchase
Replies: 23
Views: 2289

Re: Z3 hardtop purchase

I am one of those who drives around with the roof down on any sunny day just for the hell of it :D. With the excellent heater and wind deflector I only need the one coat.... 8-). That's why I was asking about the need for a hardtop.... I get the different look aspect.
by Wookee
Sat 27 Feb, 2016 19:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 hardtop purchase
Replies: 23
Views: 2289

Re: Z3 hardtop purchase

Yes, from what I've seen of their pricing. It's a stitched in window.
by Wookee
Sat 27 Feb, 2016 11:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS sensors.
Replies: 12
Views: 1218

Re: ABS sensors.

Anyone used aftermarket sensors and would you recommend them, as they are a lot cheaper than BMW original parts. Also if I have to drill out the sensor I assume the front disc has to come off but do you need to take the hub/wheel bearing off, from photo's i've seen it's hard to tell. I put aftermar...
by Wookee
Sat 27 Feb, 2016 09:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 hardtop purchase
Replies: 23
Views: 2289

Re: Z3 hardtop purchase

Hi Can anyone give me any ideas of where I can buy a hardtop for my Z3, other than eBay? Happy to go new if necessary.....because she's worth it ;-) Thanks D Sorry, I can't help with your question, but I just wondered why you want a hard top? I see Z3's with them on and wonder what the advantages a...
by Wookee
Sat 27 Feb, 2016 09:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS sensors.
Replies: 12
Views: 1218

Re: ABS sensors.

Thanks for the replies. I assume therealdb1 you are talking about the rear sensors and not the front ones, is that correct. I certainly was. I did copperslip them after cleaning the holes with a dremmel just in case they were faulty. If they stay in there for some time I can't see the copperslip he...
by Wookee
Fri 26 Feb, 2016 17:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS sensors.
Replies: 12
Views: 1218

Re: ABS sensors.

I did my rears recently and they put up a good fight meaning I couldn't get them out in one piece :(. There is no locating groove, they just seize solid due to where they are and exposure to the elements.